Steven Soderbergh signs on for Channing Tatum male-stripper movie 'Magic Mike'

Dear-John-Channing-Tatum

Image Credit: Scott Garfield

Looks like Steven Soderbergh isn’t quite ready for the gold watch after all. Earlier this year, the famed director of films like sex lies and videotape, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, and Oceans 11 vowed that he would retire from filmmaking after finishing two final projects on his plate: Liberace, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and a potential big-screen reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. with George Clooney. “For the last three years, I’ve been turning down everything that comes my way,” Soderbergh told NPR in March. “You’re not gonna have Steven Soderbergh to kick around anymore.” Well, apparently he found one more project too appealing to turn down: Soderbergh has signed on to direct Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, a project based on Tatum’s real-life experiences working as a male stripper at age 19. Tatum, who recently completed the film Haywire with Soderbergh, will play a veteran stripper who mentors a younger newbie. 

“When Channing talked to me about this, I thought it was one of the best ideas I’d ever heard for a movie,” Soderbergh said in a statement. “I said I wanted in immediately. It’s sexy, funny and shocking. We’re using Saturday Night Fever as our model, so hopefully we’re on the right track.” Tatum (pictured, from Dear John), who has been developing the passion project for a while now, said in a statement, “This was a wild and pivotal time in my life and I couldn’t be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven.” The two plan to start shooting this fall, after which Soderbergh will turn to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Liberace. And then he will retire… unless, of course, he doesn’t.

Read more:
Steven Soderbergh talks retirement from directing: ‘I want a change.’
Channing Tatum gives Ellen DeGeneres a lap dance. Ready for the stripper movie?
Channing Tatum talks about his burnt penis, wanting to do stripper movie
Steven Soderbergh serious about retiring, says Matt Damon

Comments (9 total) Add your comment
  • Dave

    pass.

  • Franky

    Clearly, “rabbit hole” is being used as some kind of euphemism here. Finally, a Channing Tatum movie worth seeing. Unless there’s no full frontal, of course.

    • Flip

      Agreed. There better be full frontal or there’s just no point.

  • Thomas

    nobody wants to see your rabbit hole

  • Kate

    Yes I agree without big full frontal there is no point to the movie.

  • videosdeportes.orange.es/video/7fb382db287s.html

    Du har gjort noen skikkelige poeng der. Jeg s� p� internett for problemet og fant een fleste individer vil g� sammen med med

  • camsex,webcamsex,sexcams,sexcam,sex cam,cam sex

    I do consider all the ideas you have presented for your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. May just you please extend them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  • “señoritas de compañia en barcelona

    My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was once totally right. This publish truly made my day. You can not believe just how a lot time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  • click here

    I believe this is one of the most important information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But wanna statement on some general issues, The web site taste is perfect, the articles is in reality nice : D. Excellent process, cheers

Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Latest Videos in Movies

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP